The following note was posted on Slayer's Social Media pages on May 2nd, 2013."Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM Friday morning near his Southern California home. He was 49. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed."